May 18, 2022

Fleetfoot's Rise

A Collaboration between Friends of the Children and UO Head Coach, Robert Johnson

Fleetfoot’s Rise was written as a celebration of Eugene, its rich ties to the world of track and field and its passionate social service sector. On the tail end of a few years interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to share a story of hope, of gathering and of bringing people back together. In the damper and darker upper and latitudes of the world, we get a moment like that each year – when the sun suddenly announces its seasonal return – releasing a jubilant population back outdoors.

Finnley represents the hope we share about all children - that they will have the support needed to overcome the challenges they face – support that is particularly important when children are facing systemic and historical barriers that can inhibit their ability to succeed.

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Read in more detail about the amazing characters and settings described in Fleetfoot’s Rise at Fleetfoot's Rise Background Stories

For a scavenger hunt that will take you to the locations featured in Fleetfoot’s Rise; Scavenger Hunt.

Check out educational resources connected to Fleetfoot’s Rise at; Educational Resources

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